By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Chuck Schumer was recently chastised for making threats against two Supreme Court Justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.  Everyone acted as if they were surprised and appalled.  The liberal left’s rage against those who oppose them normally only rears its ugly head through groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.  The politicians are too reserved and professional to give in to such rage.  Or, so we are told.

Then, recently, Biden threatened an autoworker in Detroit, during a conversation that put Biden on defense regarding his desire to confiscate firearms (at one point naming the “AR-14” …  except that it is an AR-15, which also reveals the incredible ignorance he has about guns …  he wants to ban something he doesn’t even understand, much less knows the name of).

Filled with rage against the autoworker who dared to question the elitist, Biden verbally lashed out and threatened to assault (slap) the autoworker who confronted him, asking him to step outside for it.

Didn’t Biden do that recently with someone else?

Oh, that’s right, he threatened an Iowa voter, also telling him to step outside for an exchange of fists.  And, if you remember, in 2018 he even threatened physical harm against the President … well, sort of.  He said if they had been in high school together he would have “beat the hell out of him.”

The Democrats sure come across as a violent group, don’t they?

But, when it happens, they hide the truth about their words and actions, and claim no rage or threat of violence was present.  And, the mainstream media helps with that as much as they can.

In the case of Biden’s recent threat to slap an autoworker, the threat was omitted by all the alphabet and liberal cable broadcast networks, and international outlets, like Univision, ,CNNEE and Telemundo, ignored the incident altogether. NBC Nightly News went even further (following in the tradition of Katie Couric’s creative editing) by editing in a deceptive manner when it came to cutting around Biden’s threat of physical violence.

NBC’s correspondent Gabe Gutierrez, when discussing the “tense confrontation,” didn’t hide from the gun confiscation accusation.  He noted that Biden really does want to ban so-called “assault weapons.”  Then, in reference to the confrontation, he stated that the former Vice President “pulled no punches.”

The manipulated video was then presented with Biden saying “We’ll take your AR – your AR-14s away.”  The autoworker responds (with a finger pointing into Candidate Biden’s face), “This is not okay.  You’re working for me, man.”

Biden responded, “I’m not working for you. Gimme a break, man. Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”

Side note … we elect these people, they are our representatives, and Biden doesn’t believe he’s working for us?  That’s the attitude of an oligarch.  Royalty.  Tyrants.

So, NBC omitted the part where Biden says, “Don’t tell me that, pal, or I’m going to go out and slap you in the face.  The real video, before manipulation, clearly reveals the threat.  But, NBC wants to protect the party’s golden boy in this election, so they provided for us an intentional edit.

ABC and CBS didn’t even play enough of the video to get close to that portion of the video.  And, of course, like the rest of the media, and their political establishment allies, they all downplayed Biden’s actions.

ABC played just a part of it: 

BIDEN: “No. No. Shush, shush. I support the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment just like right now if you yelled fire, that’s not free speech. From the very beginning, I have a shotgun, I have a 20-gauge, a 12-gauge. My sons hunt. Guess what? You’re not allowed to own any weapon. I am not taking your gun away at all. Do you need 100 rounds? No.” 

AUTOWORKER: When you said you’re going to take our guns.– 

BIDEN (yelling over him): I did not say that! I did not!

He did say that, last August in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

The “Shush” was to a female staffer who was trying to protect Biden from his own mouth.  If a Republican had spoken to a young female staffer in such a way, would it have been considered condescending?  Sexist?  Mean?  The media would have been all over it.

When he said, “The Second Amendment just like right now if you yelled fire, that’s not free speech,” it revealed how little he knows about the Constitution, or the concept of Natural Rights.  Free speech in the First Amendment, if you read the original writings regarding that inclusion into the Bill of Rights, was geared towards political and religious speech, in which, barring treason or slander, you can say whatever you want.  That said, we should be responsible with our rights, and know where the limit is.  In the Second Amendment the final words “shall not be infringed” does not provide an “out” like Biden is claiming.  Those last four words equate to the fact that all federal gun laws are unconstitutional … period.

The last part, “Do you need 100 rounds? No,” was also ridiculous.  Heck, when I go out shooting for practice, to hone my skills, I go through hundreds of rounds per session.

I don’t need 100 rounds.  I need hundreds of rounds … each time I go out.  So I need to buy thousands of rounds at a time to keep up with my practice sessions.

Based on my humble observations, the liberal media cut out as much as they could when it came to the part where Biden tells his female campaign staffer to “shush” after she tried to defuse the situation and move him away.  The words “Shush” can be heard, but the context is lost in how the video was edited.

But, hey, we are told the Democrats don’t act upon that rage, right?  It’s the conservatives who are potentially dangerous, we are told.  We are the ones with guns, after all.  Except, the mass shootings always seem to be by leftists, and the fact that the fantasy of killing “deplorables” has now hit the big screen in the movie “The Hunt” doesn’t exactly help their argument that the liberal left progressive folks are not the violent ones.

Never mind that “a
fan” of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened fire on
Republican lawmakers playing baseball in a Washington suburb two years ago.
Never mind the
constant attacks by anti-Trump protesters at Trump rallies against people
wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
On November 10,
2016, shortly following the election of Trump as President of the United
States, CNN broadcast a protester shouting, “We can’t just do rallies, we have
to fight back. There will be casualties on both sides. There will be because
people have to die to make a change in this world.”
According to, “by March 2019, 334 reported hate crimes had been committed
against Trump supporters.  Democrat
leaders, Obama and the Clinton machine refused to condemn the hate and
violence. Ads for paid protesters appeared on Craigslist. Many of these
protests were likely organized and coordinated, as many protestors were bused
in by Coach buses. Despite the large number of left-wing and anti-Trump acts of
violence, leftists faked alleged “hate crimes” by Trump supporters in
order to villanize them – but a 2019 study by Nathan P. Kalmoe of Louisiana
State University and Lilliana Mason of the University of Maryland found that
Democrats are more likely to support political violence than Republicans.”
June 2, 2016: At
a Trump rally in San Jose protestors emerged with signs reading “America was
Never Great,” “Get off Mexican/native soil,” and “F*** Donald Trump.”  Eggs were thrown at one Trump supporter,
while others were snuck up on and punched as they departed from the rally. 
August 19, 2016:
Donald Trump’s motorcade was assaulted in Minneapolis.  During the incident supporters were spat
upon.  Local media failed to mention the
actions of the protestors, only reporting that “Donald Trump roiled Minnesota
politics for a few hours.”
October 16,
2016: The GOP Headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.  The perpetrators scrawled on a building next
to the GOP Headquarters, “Nazi Republicans, leave town or else.” 
November 10,
2016: A video emerged of a mob beating a Chicago man while yelling “don’t vote
November 16,
2016: WTOP in Maryland reported that a Trump supporter, age 15, was beaten
during a Rockville protest.  Hundreds of
students from Richard Montgomery High School were carrying signs reading, “Love
Trumps Hate,” and chanting near the Rockville courthouse when four students
spotted the boy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, and attacked him by
surrounding the teen, punching him repeatedly, and then kicking him repeatedly
in the ribs once they threw him to the ground. 
The police stated that the victim was not the aggressor.  A witness told WTOP radio, “They jumped him
and beat him up pretty bad.”
January, 2017,
prior to Trump’s inauguration: An 18-year-old with a mental disability was
beaten and tortured in a Chicago home. 
The affair was streamed live on Facebook Live, during which the young
man was forced to drink toilet water and part of his head was scalped.  Though the young man’s political affiliation
was never made known, the attackers shouted “F*** Trump, F*** white people”
during the episode. 
January 19,
2017:  One of the groups to emerge out of
the anti-Trump leftwing madness calls themselves “antifa,” a name stolen from a
German movement affiliated with the Communist Party of Germany.  The name is an abbreviation of
“anti-fascist.”  In the days surrounding
Trump’s inauguration, antifa, and other like-minded groups, proudly engaged in
violence, justifying their actions as self-defense against future violence by
Trump and his supporters.  The rioters
smashed windows of cars and businesses in Washington D.C., and one Trump
supporter was assaulted while attempting to extinguish antifa-ignited
fires.  The thugs wore black masks and
clashed with police outside of the National Press Club.  Many of the protestors physically resisted
police efforts to clear the sidewalk as others shot their middle fingers at the
police officers.
February 1,
2017:  In the first of a long string of
violent protests on the University of California Berkeley campus, fires raged
and windows got smashed as the campus republicans brought in Milo Yiannopoulos
to speak on campus.  The actions of the
protestors on the Berkeley campus were praised by leftists, and in most cases
Trump was blamed for the violence.
April 15,
2017:  College Professor Eric Clanton
beat a Trump supporter with a bike lock, sneaking up on the victim, and quickly
running away after the blow to the head. 
He was later identified and arrested, facing three counts of suspicion
of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm and assault causing
bodily injury.
June 10,
2017:  Blogger Lauren Southern, and her
friends, were attacked by members of antifa while Southern was being
interviewed during a march against sharia law. 
While the list
of examples I provide here is by no means exhaustive, and fails to even scratch
the surface of calls for violence by the liberal left, the reality is that if I
was to list every case in point, this article would be longer than the Affordable
Care Act.  Breitbart News reports that
over 12,000 Tweets have called for Trump’s assassination since his
Hundreds of
cases of violence against Trump’s supporters have been reported since The
Donald has become President of the United States.  On October 24, 2018, Breitbart News reported
613 Acts of Media Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters.
So, let’s see,
if I dedicated one page to each assassination proclamation, and one page to
each act of violence against Trump supporters, that would make this article over
12,613 pages long.
While Democrat
Party leaders and politicians have failed to condemn the violence, as Biden and Schumer have done recently, many of the
top Democrats have encouraged it. 
Hillary Clinton
told CNN, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy
what you stand for, what you care about.”
Former Attorney
General Eric Holder, while speaking at a rally for a candidate, said, “Michelle
[Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high,’  No. 
No.  When they go low, we kick
Maxine Waters has repeatedly and unapologetically called for leftist mobs to
drive conservative and Republicans from restaurants or other public places with
threats and harassment.
Senator Tim
Kaine, in February of 2017, said that opponents to Trump must “fight in the
streets.”  His son, later in the year,
landed on probation after joining a violent anti-Trump group, and resisting
An assistant
sociology professor at the University of Mississippi suggested food terrorism
in a Tweet referring to attacks against Senator Ted Cruz in restaurants.  “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal,
y’all,” he tweeted, “Put your whole fingers in their salads.  Take their apps and distribute them to other
diners.  Bring boxes and take their food
home with you on the way out.  They don’t
deserve your civility.”

We have had Democrats calling for the spreading of the coronavirus at Trump rallies, and if you’ll remember the Las Vegas shooting at a Country-Western concert back in 2017, there were actually media figures at the time that let slip that to them it was okay because the crowd was probably conservative.  Of course, it was difficult to find the supporting online references in today’s world of manipulated search engines and censored materials, and the link I had on my own website as proof is no longer active (  However, I did find a Washington Post article regarding the CBS lawyer’s firing after making the statement.

In our heart of hearts we know that the liberal left progressives are not only capable of violence, but that the rage and violence goes hand in hand with their “revolutionary” spirit.  Rage, violence, and authoritarianism is a natural consequence of socialism, and its related cousins in the political world, because the moment someone does not wish to comply with the ideology, they must be made to comply.  In Liberty, that kind of coercion does not exist, or at least it doesn’t naturally like it does with progressivism.

On my radio program, Alex, one of my co-hosts, over the last couple years, has been saying, “Soon, all they will have left is violence.”

I think we are rapidly approaching that moment in our history, and God help us when the threats become something more than verbal gaffes.

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